Hendry Zinfandel Napa Valley Block 28 2006
The concentrated dark fruit flavors include black currant black licorice and bay with hints of black pepper. The French oak is well integrated and adds a layer of toast tobacco and leather. The wine is full bodied' with very fine tannin structure and a long finish. 'Hendry Block 28 is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. This 4.17 acre block is 160 feet above sea level and has thin stony Boomer series soils. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the maritime climate.
External Reviews for Hendry Zinfandel Napa Valley Block 28
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Hendry Zins are typically overripe and so is this one-no surprise that it sports 15.8% alcohol, and thus no surprise that its deep, bold aromas are dominated by dried grape and tarry smells. Fruit, however, is the missing ingredient and while one can find hints of blackberries in both nose and mouth, so too does one find too much dryness and tannin. Power hungry Zinfanatics will love it. The rest of the world will look elsewhere.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.